MTN Nigeria Introduces App Store

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MTN Nigeria launched an app store with an app selection specifically for Nigerians. The store, powered by neXva, is the MTN Nigeria NextApps Store. A lot of the apps available are free, but there are premium apps available. They’ve made it easier for people to pay for apps by letting users pay with prepaid credit or having it billed to postpaid customer’s phone bills.

 “We know that app store customers are looking for a localized experience in the depth and breadth of the apps offered. “This informs why our content team is always on the lookout for the newest, best and most relevant apps that can bring MTN’s customers in Nigeria a very personalized catalogue of apps that is very relevant to their day-to-day lives. The NextApps Store delivers a rich selection of the best Nigerian and global apps. – NeXva COO, Shaun Zelber

Apps like the Nigerian Constitution App and aYoruba are available in the app store for free. For now, it seems majority of the apps available are Android apps – which makes sense since a lot of the feature phones run Android OS.

To promote the launch of the store, they launched an app suggestion competition on their Facebook page. The app suggestion with the most likes in the comments everyday until July 14 wins a new Nokia Lumia. Not bad. Heedhowho Herbeeb already won day 5′s phone.

You can visit the MTN Nigeria NextApps Store here.

Source: CP Africa

Faridah Demola-Seriki

Faridah Seriki has been interested in technology since she got her hands on a desktop when she was eight. She founded Technesstivity after releasing a successful blog she made for class combining her passion for both journalism and technology. Faridah graduated from Vivian Fowler in 2009 and lives in New York where she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism

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